Friday, 13 December 2013

The next meeting of the BWC is:

Monday, 16th December 2013

7.15 pm to 9.15 pm

The Brown Jug Pub, Ramsgate
Road, Broadstairs

All writers welcome

Mss readings

Anything festive would be great!

A great meeting on the 2nd. 
Many thanks to all who came and the excellent and
varied mss - and encouraging comments.
And welcome to our new members.

This is the last meeting of 2013. 
We wish all our members 
and readers 
a very Happy Christmas and
a healthy, successful and
prosperous 2014!

(PS: the next meeting is on
6th January 2014)



Contact Details:

Trisha Scott - 01843 602853




There are several 'peer review' websites -

they're like on-line writers' circles.
The blog by Susan Howe is an excellent summary
of what you may find by using them, and is
well worth a look:

The 10 Rules of Writing
by Elmore Leonard on:

are also well worth looking at. 
They're not the 'usual' comments about grammar and
point of view, and they can enhance your work.

The Guardian has a spot for interesting snippets at: 

'We will pay £25 for every Snapshot, Playlist, We love to eat or Letter to we publish. Email or write to Family Life, The Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU. Please don't send original photographs but do include your address and phone number.'

See the website:

for their short story competition.
Adult short story up to 2,000 words on the
theme of 'the visit'.
Closing date is midnight, Saturday 15th February 2014.
Prizes: £500; a place on an Arvon residential writing course
of your choice; and publication on their website.


What's the difference between publishers and terrorists?
You can negotiate with terrorists.

How many mystery writers does it take to change a light bulb?
Two.  One to screw the bulb almost all the way in, and one
to give a surprising twist at the end.

A linguistics professor was lecturing to his English class one day. "In English," he said, "a double negative forms a positive. In some languages, though, such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative. However, there is no language wherein a double positive can form a negative."
A voice from the back of the room piped up, "Yeah, right."


'The most beautiful things are those that
madness prompts and reason writes.'
Andre Gide

'The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.'
Philip Roth

'The difference between the almost right word
and the right word is ... the difference
between the lightning bug and the lightning.'
Mark Twain

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